The University of Kassel is a modern and growing University with round about 23.000 students. The university’s wide range of expertise covers subjects in the natural, applied, cultural and social sciences.

At the Institute of Sport and Sport Science (IfSS) in the Department of Social Sciences, the following position is to be filled as of April 1st, 2025:

W2-Professorship in Training and Movement Science (m/f/d)

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We are looking for a person who represents the field of training and movement science in its entire breadth in research and teaching and is focused on research topics related to training science and movement science.

Prerequisites are:

  • a university degree in sport science
  • a subject-related PhD and a habilitation (or habilitation-equivalent achievements)
  • relevant publications in the field of training and movement science
  • profound knowledge of empirical-analytical measurement methods in training and movement science
  • pedagogical aptitude, proven by relevant teaching experience in training and movement science

We aim to recruit a person who represents an interdisciplinary, application-oriented research approach and who will contribute their research to the Transfer and Application Center for Sport in Kassel (task). The successful candidate should be internationally recognized and is expected to contribute to the further internationalization of the Institute of Sport and Sport Science. Teaching responsibilities will be in teacher training programs. Additionally, this professorship is responsible for coordinating teaching activities for sports medicine courses. Willingness to collaborate with the other departments at the Institute for Sport and Sport Science is required. Experience in successfully acquisition external funding is desirable.

In addition, active participation in the implementation of the new Hessian Teacher Education Act (HLbG) and in the further development of relevant topics in societal transformation is also expected, which will be incorporated into teacher education in the future in the form of cross-cutting themes.

Please note that only applications received via the application portal of the University of Kassel can be considered.

Please submit the following documents: CV, list of publications, list of teaching activities and teaching evaluations, list of externally funded projects (please describe your own contribution), copies of certificates and documents as well as three selected representative publications.


The hiring and performance requirements according to §§ 67, 68 of the Hessian Higher Education Act (HessHG) apply. The position also requires additional postdoctoral qualifications in the form of a habilitation (postdoctoral thesis or adequate publication activities) or equivalent academic qualifications.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Prof. Dr. Norbert Hagemann, Tel.: +49 561 804 - 5242, E-Mail: n.hagemann(at)uni-kassel.de.

In the event of any differences between the German and English versions of this call for application, the German wording is legally binding.

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Please send your application with the usual informative documents, stating the reference number the subject line, via the online form. We have complied further information for you in our FAQ.In exceptional cases, we will also accept your application documents in paper form or via e-mail bewerbungen[at]uni-kassel[dot]de, stating the reference number.In the case of postal applications, please submit only copie of your documents (no folders), as these cannot be returned. All documents will be destroyed after completion of the selection process in compliance with data regulations.The protection of your personal information is very important to us, so we will handle your personal information with care. By your application, you allow us the storage and use in the sense of the Hessian Data Protection and Freedom of Information Act. You can object to this at any time. Your personal data will be deleted.

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The University of Kassel is very interested in the professional satisfaction of its employees. It is distinguished as a family-friendly university and, in the interests of equal opportunities, strives to offer everyone the same opportunities for development and to counteract existing disadvantages. It promotes the Family Welcome Service and also the Dual Career Service for positions that are scientifically and academically filled. One of the strategic goals of the University of Kassel is to significantly increase the proportion of women in research and teaching. Applications from women are therefore particularly welcome. Seriously handicapped and equivalent applicants are given preference if they have the same suitability, qualifications and professional performance. Full-time positions are generally divisible (except when filling civil servant positions).

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